Simcoe Day at Fort York (2019)
Monday, August 5, 10 am to 5 pm
Fort York comes to life in honour of the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (1793-96) and founder of the fort and the Town of York – John Graves Simcoe. Walk the historic grounds and thrill to musketry, artillery and music demonstrations by the Guards of Fort York, Fort George and Old Fort Erie. Visit the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers’ Barracks, take tours of the fort’s period buildings, and delight in historical crafts and displays. This is also Emancipation Day, so we’ll have a special exhibit by the Ontario Black History Society in the Visitor Centre and an evening performance by Jason Wilson’s Sumach Roots.